The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

So You’re Writing a Sapphic Historical Romance: Questions to Consider - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 190

December 26, 2020

So You’re Writing a Sapphic Historical Romance: Questions to Consider

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 190 with Heather Rose Jones

In this episode we talk about the questions to ask about sapphic relationships and how they are perceived in your story’s setting:

  • How easy is it to live outside of the heterosexual marriage paradigm?
  • What are the economic, legal, and religious constraints on your characters?
  • What is the ordinary “background noise” of non-sexual displays of affection?
  • How does the culture of the setting understand privacy and how does that affect your characters’ behavior?
  • What are the realities and perceptions around sex between women in this setting?
  • How does the culture of the setting understand gender and sexuality?
  • How are female couples depicted in popular culture of the time?

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